Capitol Hill Meltdown

While the nation sizzles, Congress fiddles over measures to slow down future climate change

Jay Gilbo, 21, may have the hottest job on Capitol Hill. Each workday he puts on two suits, one over the other, both made of materials that seal out dust but trap heat. Then he wraps his wrists and ankles, pulls a rubber respirator over his head and climbs more than 200 ft. into the narrow space between the Capitol's inner and outer domes. Gilbo, who lives in Georgetown, Mass., is part of a 10-man crew removing poisonous lead paint from cast-iron walls in temperatures that regularly soar above 100[degrees]F. "It's a pretty hostile environment," says Gilbo, who says he sweats...

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